My personal record on this front would be my very first day on the job as a full-time liturgist. Second Sunday of the month, and a growing parish I commenced serving had nineteen infant baptisms at its 12:30 (non-Eucharistic) liturgy. That was about twice our average, for a monthly liturgy for parents choosing not to baptize at Mass.
This past weekend, my parish welcomed eight infants to baptism at the 10:30 Mass. I put it to you armchair liturgists in the reading audience: Is that too many? If so, what is the ideal maximum the Mass can handle? I should point out my pastor is a skilled presider, and even with eight baptisms, Mass went only to a seventy-minute mark, well within toleration for our community. But what about your community? How would you handle the scheduling of multiple baptisms? Do some families feel less “special” for not having a solo or “private” rite?